Dr. Kathleen Jordan has spent decades working within the traditional healthcare system before branching out into digital health, leveraging innovative technology to care for patients in a more human way. She has extensive hospital & health care industry experience inclusive of VC funded health care homes, telemedicine, brick and mortar clinics, and hospitals.
As long as these tests show nothing suggesting an anatomic cause that should be treated, like removal of a fibroid or polyp or possible cancer, medical management is considered. This would typically be oral contraceptive pills or cyclic progesterone or often off-label use of a Mirena IUD, which is a very effective way to manage heavy or irregular bleeding up to menopause.
On average, this happens to women at age 51, though the timing varies significantly. As our ovaries begin to secrete less estrogen, we enter a roller coastering of hormone levels that trigger a variety of symptoms, a stage known as perimenopause, and for most women it occurs throughout our 40s, if not earlier.